In 2014, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs highlighting not just the Museum's legacy, but the relationship between the era in which it was founded and our current cultural landscape. With perspective gained through five decades, we will examine the institution's formative years of 1964 to 1974 through a contemporary lens. The exhibitions component of the anniversary will include two sets of shows, which roll out over the course of several months. The first will present new projects, by contemporary artists, shown in association with an exhibition of iconic works that represent The Aldrich's early collection, assembled by the Museum's founder Larry Aldrich. The second features solo exhibitions showing current work by artists who were supported by the Museum early in their careers. In addition to the exhibitions and related programs, The Aldrich will commission a work of historical fiction by American novelist and essayist Nathaniel Rich based on research to be conducted in the Museum's archive.
Please check back for more information about the debut of this series scheduled to open on April 6, 2014.